"It is with great delight that I announce the first bulk shipment of free Linux disks from the Free Linux Disk project. This shipment will put Linux into the hands of people from around the world. This would not have been made possible without support from the contributors, the sponsors, and your donations. A huge thank you to everyone that continues to help and make the project a success."
Sun has not yet disclosed under which license it will release the Java code. The company said at the LinuxWorld conference last month that it will release Java under one of the 58 licenses approved by the Open Source Initiative and that the first code will arrive by October.
Jon Ellch -- aka Johnny Cache -- was one of the presenters of the now infamous "faux disclosure" at Black Hat and DEFCON last month. Ellch and co-presenter Dave Maynor have gone silent since then, fueling speculation that the entire presentation may have been a hoax. Ellch finally broke the silence in an email to the Daily Dave security mailing list over the weekend, and one thing is clear: he is chafing under the cone of silence which has been placed over the two of them.
Storing sensitive data on encrypted filesystem is very good practice. This way no one can access data of stolen computer - data is unaccessible after reboot. After booting the machine, secret passphrase must be entered before the data can be accessed.
Here are steps that I have taken to encrypt MySQL database under Debian/GNU Linux (testing/unstable).
South Korean government made worldwide commotion when they brought in world's largest scale Linux servers to construct its National Education Information System (NEIS) previously; now, it is making another headliner with another open source based system project.
Firms hoping to reduce network costs by deploying open-source routers may be disappointed since experts say such systems are hard to configure and lack the processing power required to handle large volumes of traffic.
Two years ago the City of Bergen in Norway caught the attention of the IT world when it decided to go for a fully-fledged Linux strategy, with plans to install Suse Linux on all of the client PCs the city provides for. Fifteen thousand civil servants and 36,000 teachers and students were to switch from Microsoft Windows to open-source software.
Linux is shedding its hard-core techie image in a bid to woo ordinary human beings seeking an easy-to-use operating system that can be downloaded for free.
While it is hard to estimate how many everyday users have defected from Windows or Apple software to join the open-source movement, Ubuntu (pronounced oo-boon-too) has emerged as one of the Linux desktop packages of choice for those looking for a basic desktop alternative.